GX Elevator Smoke Containment

GX Elevator Smoke Containment

Stöbich’s Elevator Smoke Containment Curtain GX is an innovative, rolling gasketing smoke curtain to be used in conjunction with fire-rated elevator openings to achieve smoke and draft control, rated to UL 1784. When installed over fire-rated elevator doors, the GX Curtain complies with IBC 3006.3 subsection 3 as an alternative to an enclosed lobby, and is accepted by architects and AHJ’s throughout the United States.

The Elevator Smoke Curtain GX consists of a flame resistant, reinforced peek foil thermoplastic film that unrolls from a head box positioned above the opening. The curtain deploys upon a signal from a smoke detector or fire alarm, creating a smoke and draft control barrier between the curtain and the opening. The curtain uses sewn-in magnetic strips to adhere to either auxiliary rails or ferrous elevator frames.

GX Elevator Smoke Containment systems are used as alternatives to swinging smoke doors for hoistway protection, and are evaluated in accordance with ICC-ES acceptance criteria for smoke containment systems used with fire-resistive elevator hoistway doors and frames (ACC77, Section 3.1.1).

Code Compliance

KEY FEATURES
Material
Clear Transparent Fabric
Side Guides
Flexible Magnetic Guides
ADA Compliant Egress
The GX Elevator Smoke Containment Curtain delivers the lowest life cycle cost available including materials, installation, annual testing, and maintenance.
Electrical System / Fire Alarm
The GX smoke curtain system is gravity fail-safe and does not require emergency power for its safe operation. The electrical control system functions to rewind the curtain into its holding position and is intended to be connected to the building's power supply of 120V AC/60Hz. A fire alarm control panel or a local smoke detector can be connected to a normally closed dry contact. The electrical system is listed to UL 864 and comes standard with 20 minutes of battery backup.
The Elevator Curtain GX deploys when notified by the general fire alarm, local smoke detectors, or loss of power. A cabling system allows the curtain to unwind, with vertical magnetic strips creating a seal against the elevator frame or auxiliary rails. The housing unit may be installed directly above the elevator opening or recessed above the finished ceiling. The smoke curtain must be directly or indirectly connected to a smoke detector located in the elevator lobby.
Stock units are available for immediate delivery and installation to cover clear openings of 42ʺ, 46ʺ, 48ʺ, and 54ʺ. Custom units are available for openings sizes up to 12ʹ X 12ʹ.

The housing measures 10¼ʺ high X 9⅞ʺ deep.
The smoke curtain system is gravity fail-safe and does not require emergency power for its safe operation. The electrical control system functions to rewind the curtain into its holding position and is intended to be connected to the building’s power supply of 120V AC/60Hz. Fire alarm control panel or a local smoke detector can be connected to a normally closed dry contact. The electrical system is listed to UL 864 and comes standard with 20 minutes of battery backup.
The housing is designed to be either exposed or recessed and can be powder coated as required.

The frame surrounding the elevator door must be a minimum of No. 14 gage [0.0747 inches] steel with a 2-inch wide flat profile. Narrow, nonferrous, or beveled frames require the installation of auxiliary ferrous steel rails. The stock steel auxiliary rails have a stainless steel finish and can be powder coated in any available color.
The GX allows for egress from the elevator car after the system is deployed by pushing the curtain-mounted egress buttons located on the center of both sides of the screen. In the event of power failure, occupants can push on the curtain's edge, and the magnetic strips will separate from the hoistway opening and allow for egress on either side.
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ELEVATOR SMOKE CURTAIN GX
OTHERS
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Clear Transparent Screen
High temperature classification 649ºF 400ºF
Peek Foil thickness 0.006mm (6um) 0.004mm (4um)
Film reinforced with glass fiber mesh
Deploys with loss of power
Works with smoke detector
Emergency Power Source (Battery back-up included)
20 min. hold-open time via battery backup (included)
Self-closing trap door
Cable guides stay in place during manual egress
Nationwide Installation and Customer Support
We offer installation throughout the United States. Please contact Fire Curtain Technologies for a quote from a local installer. Architects and contractors can interface directly with Fire Curtain Technologies’ engineering team, regardless of which local company handles the sale.

Our engineering team has recent, relevant experience with hundreds fire and smoke curtain projects throughout the world and can provide drawings and specifications for even the most challenging projects.
Stobich
Stöbich’s 40-Years
of Fire Curtain
Manufacturing
Experience
The depth, breadth, experience, and subject matter expertise represented by Fire Curtain Technologies’ team is unmatched in the US market for fire protective textiles.

Our manufacturing and technology partner Stöbich has 40 years of experience setting global standards with respect to innovative prowess and key technologies in structural fire protection.

Its many years of experience and competence have allowed the company to continually develop pioneering innovations. Since 2010 Stöbich has been listed in the Lexicon of German World Market Leaders.
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